AUF to celebrate Spring Festival

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Friday, January 24, 2014


ANGELES CITY -- The Confucius Institute of Angeles University Foundation (CI-AUF) is set to celebrate the year of the wood horse with a week of activities at SM City Clark.

AUF president Joseph Emmanuel Angeles said the CI-AUF will commence the Spring Festival, commonly known as the Chinese New Year, with the formal opening of the Experience China Exhibit.

Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan and wife Herminia are expected to grace the event as guests of honor at 3 p.m. on January 27 at the mall's main entrance.

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The weeklong exhibit will showcase Chinese paintings, interactive teaching resources, audio posters, live calligraphy and tea-making, and Chinese elements and ornaments.

The AUF Center for Culture and the Arts will stage the Spring Festival Cultural Extravaganza on January 30, 5 p.m. at the SM City Clark Event Centre with a repertoire of Filipino and Chinese favorites.

Chinese teachers from the Fujian Normal University in China will perform traditional songs and dances, and martial arts exhibition numbers.

CI-AUF was recently cited again as one of the 30 Most Outstanding Confucius Institutes in the world during the 8th Global Confucius Institute Conference held in Bejing, China last December.

This year, 440 Confucius Institutes and 646 Confucius Classrooms have been established in 120 countries and regions, with a total enrollment of over 850,000 students.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on January 25, 2014.

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